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How do you like the format of SGU?

Add more topics and spend less time on each topic.
6 (2.8%)
Add more humor and witty banter
20 (9.2%)
It's just right - don't change a thing
192 (88.1%)

Total Members Voted: 206

Voting closed: February 22, 2007, 12:35:32 PM

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Offline Dave The Drummer

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« Reply #30 on: April 22, 2007, 02:36:51 PM »
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I've never understood the reasoning behind the one-hour time limit. It's a podcast. If you have the material, why not let it run long?


Part of it is down to bandwidth.
If you increase the file size by half you add 50% to your bandwidth requirements.
That costs more money.
Especially with thousands of people all downloading the podcast on a Saturday.
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« Reply #31 on: April 22, 2007, 06:56:18 PM »
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Quote from: "skidoo"
I've never understood the reasoning behind the one-hour time limit. It's a podcast. If you have the material, why not let it run long?


Part of it is down to bandwidth.
If you increase the file size by half you add 50% to your bandwidth requirements.
That costs more money.
Especially with thousands of people all downloading the podcast on a Saturday.

True, true. I forget how popular SGU is. 9,000 listeners X 27.5 megs = nearly a quarter gig.

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« Reply #32 on: April 22, 2007, 08:20:30 PM »
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True, true. I forget how popular SGU is. 9,000 listeners X 27.5 megs = nearly a quarter gig.


It's a lot more than that. There's about 15,000 listeners X 30 megs or so a show is approaching the half terabyte mark.

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« Reply #33 on: April 22, 2007, 09:47:24 PM »
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Quote from: "skidoo"

True, true. I forget how popular SGU is. 9,000 listeners X 27.5 megs = nearly a quarter gig.


It's a lot more than that. There's about 15,000 listeners X 30 megs or so a show is approaching the half terabyte mark.

Oops. I meant terabyte. And I think I must've heard the 9,000 number in an older episode. Pay no attention to me.

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« Reply #34 on: April 22, 2007, 10:43:29 PM »
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« Reply #35 on: April 22, 2007, 11:12:01 PM »
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« Reply #36 on: August 31, 2007, 04:42:55 PM »
Consider me Goldylocks and SGU the Baby Bear.

Gads... can you tell I have two young daughters with a comment like that?
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« Reply #37 on: August 31, 2007, 04:50:06 PM »
I like the format. Humor is always good. I personally think interviews should not be too long and kept to 10 minutes or so. Though there have been guests I could listen too longer...

I don't know really. It's a really well made show. Interesting topics, enough different things that if there is something you don't like the next thing will be around soon. You guys sound good. I can't listen to Skepticality because the voices annoy me... I'm very specific..

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« Reply #38 on: October 09, 2007, 02:04:54 AM »
I think the show is a perfect mix of banter, science and topical discussion. I like how you guys also try to explain some of the terminology and add a bit of background. It's especially good for someone like me who is a huge fan of science, but doesn't quite have the background to fully digest some of the topics.

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« Reply #39 on: October 30, 2007, 05:52:06 PM »
I'll throw my money in with the "spot the logical fallacy" crowd. Bring it back! Handier'n heck and always amusing.
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« Reply #40 on: October 31, 2007, 04:31:52 PM »
What can I say other than, I love the show! I think it's great how it is!
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« Reply #41 on: November 07, 2007, 08:48:01 PM »
I've just started listening to the shows in reverse order and I must say I've switched off my "CBC - As It Happens" during the morning commute in favor of the Podcast! (That's a feat!)

It hasn't ceased to entertain and inform me yet and I'm 7 shows in!  Almost busted a gut today listening to the fact or fiction on Episode 113!  You guys are nuts! (..in a good way!)  Skepchick is sexy and smart!

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Re: Noob to the show, don't change a thing!
« Reply #42 on: November 08, 2007, 04:24:05 AM »
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It hasn't ceased to entertain and inform me yet and I'm 7 shows in!


I think it's pretty safe to say it will keep entertaining and informing you for another 112, and then you'll have some more new ones at that point.

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« Reply #43 on: November 08, 2007, 05:28:20 PM »
Quote from: "Dave The Drummer"
Quote from: "skidoo"
I've never understood the reasoning behind the one-hour time limit. It's a podcast. If you have the material, why not let it run long?


Part of it is down to bandwidth.
If you increase the file size by half you add 50% to your bandwidth requirements.
That costs more money.
Especially with thousands of people all downloading the podcast on a Saturday.


I'm not for sure on this but I think they use libsyn, which has unlimited free bandwidth and only charge you for memory per month here is a link
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« Reply #44 on: November 14, 2007, 08:44:00 PM »
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I would like to see a more dissenting voice on the panel.  It seems like the panel is pretty much lock step on most topics these days.  A little healthy discussion would improve the podcast.  It was more interesting and helpful to have Perry and Rebbecca arguing about a topic than it is to have everyone saying, "Yeah.  Me too."  I think a dissenting voice would make the entire panel have to work harder.
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